Find Hibiscus Ballet Slippers in St Louis Missouri at Sugar Creek Gardens plant nursery and garden center.
Hibiscus Ballet Slippers Rose Mallow
As beautiful as the most graceful dancer, Ballet Slippers Mallow, Hibiscus, brings lovely 7” wide, ruffled white flowers with a deep red eye. The edges of the petals are edged with blush pink. Combined with the heavily overlapping petals, this creates a pinwheel effect on the flowers. Attractive, healthy leaves are bright green with slightly serrated edges. A polished, upright habit and extremely high bud count with good branching keep this delight in bloom longer than others, from midsummer into fall. Another outstanding feature: its flowers are produced from the top to the bottom of the plant, rather than just at the top like some other cultivars.
Ballet Slippers Hibiscus makes the perfect backdrop or specimen for sunny borders. Tropical looking, but extremely cold hardy. Spectacular as a hedge or in large drifts. Grows 4′ tall and 4-5′ wide.
Plant in full sun, at least 6 hours of sun a day, although with afternoon sun you can get away with a little less. Plant in soil that has been amended with compost or other organic matter. Adding a starter fertilizer or giving a light application of an all-purpose liquid fertilizer will help it get off to a fast start. We use Starter Plus Bio Tone Organic. Although drought tolerant they will perform best with consistent moisture and can tolerate boggy areas. Hibiscus die back to the ground every year. Cut back dead wood in early spring. Hibiscus are one of the last perennials to emerge in spring, sometimes not until mid to late spring. They grow quickly though, catching up fast to other perennials.
3 gallon pot